£50,000 cost order after Lancaster taxi sign court case » National Taxi Association

£50,000 cost order after Lancaster taxi sign court case » National Taxi Association

A taxi driver who took Lancaster City Council to court over the word “taxi” printed on her vehicle has lost her case. Elleran Willcock has been ordered to pay £52,500 in court costs after a judge ruled she was wrong in objecting to the council’s request to remove the word. But Elleran’s partner Peter Hobart said the couple were now hoping to appeal against the decision, after getting support from the National Private Hire Association, who said they would be taking the matter on. Bryan Rowland, the association’s general secretary said he was shocked by Judge David Waksman QC’s ruling at the High Court in Manchester on Thursday, and has demanded a full copy of his decision. He added: “She bought the car with the signage on it, and the council licensed it seven times, then out of the blue they say ‘you’ve got it wrong, get it off’. “It’s obscene behaviour. If they’re going to...

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